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Advocating for the rights of citizens in American Samoa and Guam
A circuit court judge just took the "John Oliver effect" to a new level
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Enjoyed this article originally shared by +Sam Harris on Twitter.
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"​In total, our self-browsing Chromebooks have logged more than 5 million pageviews without once being Rickrolled!" 

That's some useful tech, there!
Re-rethink how you browse the web with a self-browsing Chromebook
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State Statute: A licensee shall avoid any act which may diminish public confidence in the profession and shall, at all times, conduct himself or herself, in all relations with clients and the public, so as to maintain its reputation for professional integrity.

Seems like the statute was written to benefit an entrenched lobbying group as opposed to promoting the best possible service to the public.
Last week I received a notice from the board of licensing that a complaint has been filed against my professional engineering license. The complaint indicated that I had engaged in “misconduct on the website/blog Strong Towns” for things I have written critical of the engineering profession. While this development is disappointing, it is far from surprising.
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... what we really need are a few carefully chosen constraints that narrow our energy onto what really matters ...

+James Clear​'s article reminds me of the notion "the paradox of choice". The historical arc of human progress tends toward individuals having increased autonomy and abundance. Yet at some point, it seems, a person's well-being is enhanced by choosing to be constrained.

In 1971, a young writer graduated with his Masters degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. He spent the first…
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Giving a government security agency a master key to everyone's stuff means less security for everyone's stuff.
 
Want to undetectably open the lock on essentially any piece of luggage manufactured in the last decade? Now that the TSA's master keys have leaked, you can! Application of this lesson to the current debate over giving the government master encryption keys to everything we own will be left as a trivial exercise for the reader.
The image above, published in 2014 in this Herald.net story and credited to The Washington Post, showed the keying patterns for all of the TSA-complaint "Travel Sentry" luggage locks.
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That's why we should have government backdoors in software.  What could go wrong?
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Just read a very interesting article on ESPN.com. (something I've said previously, like, NEVER!)
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If your package of chicken is labeled "cage-free", that gives you zero information. 
Help improve the lives of chickens!
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The (il)logic of improving roads ... http://youtu.be/P9BUyWVg1xI

PS +LancasterOnline​ - what's with requiring a Facebook login to leave comments on your site? As an option for those who want it, sure, but for it to be the only option is daft.
In the grand scheme of things, this one’s almost impossibly minor. But it’s so emblematic of life in Lancaster County, I thought you might relate.
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The article is interesting. And I agree with most of it. 741 isn't much better overall as well. The addition of even more traffic lights only stalls traffic even more, and causes more congestion. 
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"Freeways cut off and isolate neighborhoods. We are still trying to recover from that" 

I'm betting Detroit is not the only city waking up to this.
 
Detroit leaders start to understand the financial damage automobiles inflicted on the Motor City, begin charting a new course. #leadership
Big plans that could lessen the impact of freeways are expected in 2015
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Warm S'More Souffle to celebrate anniversary number 19 with my lovely bride.
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    Sr. Advanced Markets Consultant, present
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